Prime Equipment Group, a leading manufacturer of poultry processing equipment, plans to open a new facility in Columbus, Ohio. The company will invest more than $6 million and expects to create 20 new jobs.
With 25 years of history in Columbus, Prime Equipment is currently at capacity at its existing location and will move its Central Ohio manufacturing facility and offices to a new facility at 2001 Courtright Road in the City of Columbus to expand its physical footprint, according to Columbus 2020.
The expansion will allow Prime Equipment to handle its growing business demands and improve the overall efficiency of its business processes. The company will invest $4.6 million for building costs, $1 million for machinery and equipment and $525,000 for IT, training and property relocation costs.
“Prime Equipment Group is a family-owned global business with deep roots in Columbus, and we really appreciate that we’ve been able to work with the City of Columbus and the State of Ohio in securing our new Columbus-based facility,” said Prime Equipment CEO Michael Gasbarro. “We can’t think of any place we’d rather be than in Columbus.”
“We’re proud that Prime Equipment has been a part of the Columbus community for decades, and we’re excited to see its growth,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We look forward to our continued relationship and the company’s ongoing progress.”
“We are excited that Prime Equipment’s new facility will bring more efficient operations and 20 new jobs to the Columbus Region,” said JobsOhio Director for Food and Agribusiness Joe Needham. “Prime Equipment has been a partner in Columbus for decades, and we look forward to working closely with them as they continue to grow here.”